Dynamite Announce ‘Django/Zorro’ Crossover by Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner, and Reginald Hudlin

Dynamite have today announced that they will be publishing a crossover between Quentin Tarantino’s take on the ‘Django’ character and Zorro. Co-plotted by Tarantino himself and long-running Zorro writer Matt Wagner, the series was brought to Dynamite by writer/producer Reginald Hudlin, who will edit the project.

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This marks a continuation of Tarantino’s interest in comics, following Vertigo’s prior adaptation of his Django Unchained screenplay (written by Hudlin, a comic writer best known for runs on books like Black Panther). Indeed, DC still retain rights over the comic version of the character, meaning this’ll be a crossover also between Dynamite and DC as well as between the two characters. The companies have had a recent closeness which has been interesting – currently they’re putting out a joint Batman ’66/Green Hornet comic which seems to have been doing well.

In the press release for this story, Dynamite say that the idea for the project was floated to Tarantino by Hudlin, who is a comics writer/editor as well as a movie/TV producer who worked as producer on Django Unchained. Having convinced him about the project, writer Matt Wagner flew across for a series of meetings with the director where they decided the story and direction for the crossover to take. Quoth Tarantino:

I’m very very excited about both this story and the opportunity to work with Matt.  It was reading his Zorro stories that convinced me what a good idea it was to join these two icons together.  And the story idea we came up with is thrilling, and I think will be an exciting new chapter for both characters.

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No release date has been set for the miniseries as yet. Dynamite plan to announce more details – including the artist – later in the year. The covers seen this article are for previous Django and Zorro comics.

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